EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

UK National Lottery Accounts may have been Hacked

It’s feared that the accounts of around 26,500 UK Lotto players have been hacked according to a statement from Camelot today. The company who run the National Lottery and UK arm of the EuroMillions filed a breach report today with the Information Commissioner’s Office who will now launch an investigation into the matter. Camelot stated […]

UK Lotto Live Television Draw to be Axed

Since the National Lottery launched in the UK in 1994, the draw has been televised on BBC. At first it was the big Saturday night draw, then the Wednesday draw was added and we saw twice weekly draws. Eventually the show lost its shine as players checked the results in the newspaper and eventually most […]

Plumber Nets Big Lotto Win, Goes Straight Back to Work

Hardworking plumber John Doherty might have thought about hanging up his spanners and taking life a bit more easily when he won the lottery back in July, no one would have blamed him. But quitting work is not for him as he was seen out this week renewing his training to continue as a gasman. […]

Spanish Lottery Launched Tearjerker Advert

It seems that tearjerker adverts are bang on trend over the last couple of years, especially in the run up to Christmas. It’s almost like stores compete to see who can make the saddest advert and in the last couple of years the El Gordo Spanish lottery has got in on the action. Last year’s […]

New Zealand Man has $44,000,000 Cigarette Break

A lucky lottery player from New Zealand discovered he had won a $44,000,000 lottery prize this week during his cigarette break at work! When the lucky winner had realised his good fortune on the NZ Lotto, he screamed so loud his boss thought he’d been hurt, but it was fortune of quite a different nature […]

Italy’s SuperEnalotto Pays Out €163,000,000 Prize

The SuperEnalotto is the state lottery of Italy and it is notoriously one of the toughest lottery draws in the world to win! A ball pool of 90 balls makes the jackpot hard to hit, and this means it’s boasted some of the world’s biggest prizes. The SuperEnalotto can grow for months, as it has […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

National Lottery Heritage Fund

UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at Euro-Millions.org There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at Euro-Millions.org, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto Euro-Millions.org surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on Euro-Millions.org is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]